About This Course and Your Instructor
This is Part 1 of a 4-Part course. This block will get you started picking open locks within our very first few minutes together on the screen. After that we cover how and why lock picking is possible, we cover how to identify a few different locking mechanism types. We discuss how to get the most out of your actual lock picking and "raking" techniques during real emergencies. And we cover some other types of keyway pin manipulation options as well.
I'm Pat (and in this video course you'll meet my dog Arrow). After over a decade of experience in the military, seizing several metric tons of cocaine with the Coast Guard's "Tactical Law Enforcement Team - South" and after apprehending several Somali Pirates during multiple ship boarding operations as a part of Task Force 151, working as a Patrol Deputy in local law enforcement operations, and working in the private (and more corporate) security world, I have decided to leave all of my former employment behind to bring my passion for teaching and my passion for helping people - full time. I hope that my excitement for these topics comes through during our time together.
The bread and butter of "Tactical Lock Picking 101" (our full-course bundle). Your emergency entry toolbox would be kicking itself for leaving out this life saving "Lock Picking" and "Lock Raking" skillset.
Tips, Tricks, Coaching
Not just "how" to open your first lock, and not just strong perspectives for experienced practitioners, but some solid reminders, tips, tricks, and field principles to help you stay successful when it counts.
Identifying Lock Types
To save you time and a lot of frustration, we're going to help you figure out which tools should go into which holes and which tools, while fun and exciting, really shouldn't be inside other holes.
What This Course Isn't
This will not make you a locksmith (but this info certainly wouldn't hurt if that was your goal).
This course is not a curriculum for casual hobby lock picking.
This course is not a "how to amaze your friends with magic" lecture (although when many of your peers see your new skill set they'll be as amazed as magic).
This is a skill set that anybody can add into their toolbox but specifically for those whose toolboxes are carried with the intention of being prepared to help others during emergencies.